Simple Baked Chicken Breasts

Learn how to bake chicken that’s tender, juicy, and perfect every time with this simple, 5-ingredient recipe for boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Adding just a bit of chicken broth to those beautiful pan drippings creates a tasty pan sauce that adds extra flavor at the table.

4 (5-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon coarse sea salt, or to taste

1 pinch Creole seasoning, or more to taste

1 tablespoon chicken broth, or more to taste

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.

Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with salt and Creole seasoning. Place chicken in a broiler pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Flip chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 74 degrees C.

Remove chicken to a plate.

Pour chicken broth into the pan and scrape any browned bits off the bottom with a flat-edged wooden spatula. Add more broth if needed to dislodge the browned bits, but not too much or it will be watery.

To serve, drizzle the pan sauce over the chicken.